|Dates:||January 9 - April 26, 2018|
|Meets:||Tu and Th from 5:00 PM to 5:50 PM, 29 sessions|
|Instructor:||Richard Lightcap |
|Course Fee (Basic)||Fee||$ 149.00|
!No classes wil be held on MLK Day 01/15/18, Mardi Gras 02/13/18, Spring Break 03/26-04/01/2018
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
This beginning course in Shotokan Karate is based on a system of teaching that follows the principles of the Japan Karate Association. The principle aim of Shotokan Karate is a positive approach to others through respect, courtesy, integrity, and self-control. USA's karate program has been affiliated with Japan Karate Association (JKA) and Takayuka Mikami (9th Degree blackbelt, Senior Technical Advisor, JKA) since 1967. The university tradition has been a dynamic base in the promotion of Shotokan karate throughout the world.
The beginning course gradually builds conditioning, flexibility, and strength, while introducing basic self defense and personal awareness. This training takes you through the basic stances, techniques (kihon), three-step sparring (kumite), and the first form (kata). This system of instruction is traditionally used for advancement in rank with the Japan Karate Association (JKA). JKA Certification and belt grading is available at the end of the semester. JKA Certification is recognized at affiliated centers around the world.